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High Peak CVS Funding Update

August 2020 Update  

Derbyshire Youth Activity Grant

Derbyshire County Council have extended their Youth Action Grants programme and injected an additional £221,000. The grants are aimed at projects for children and young people aged 0 to 19 years and up to 25 years if they have a disability.

Eligible organisations include voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and parish councils providing services in Derbyshire.

Examples of the projects that will be considered include;

  • Short term holiday programmes
  • New equipment
  • New activities
  • Events
  • Training
  • Service quality improvement action such as staff training, equipment, improvements to buildings.

To check your eligibility email

Applications must support the wellbeing priorities in the DCC Council Plan which are;

  • Support young people’s physical, mental and emotional development
  • Help young people to understand how to protect themselves from harm and neglect
  • Help young people to get more personal satisfaction out of their education, training and recreation time
  • Enable young people to make a contribution to society through volunteering programmes
  • Help young people to become socially responsible and economically independent adults
Applications should be made ASAP and DCC have committed to responding to all

applications within 6 weeks. Application forms can be downloaded here or from the DCC website and should be emailed to


Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme giving clubs in the UK and Ireland the
chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain
coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club. A flexible, no-
fuss way to help get your club or team to the next level. (max. £5000)
Application deadline: 08/09/2020 @23:59

Fat Beehive Foundation​

Grants are available to small UK registered charities for building websites or digital
products that enable them to carry out their work in a more efficient and effective
way, resulting in positive social benefit.
Who can apply: UK registered charities with an annual income of less than £1
Amount: Up to £2,500
Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the
quarterly trustees' meetings, which are normally held in January, April, July and

Lloyds Bank Foundation - Covid Recovery Fund

Lloyds have announced new funding for small and local charities helping people
overcome complex social issues and recover beyond the immediate Covid-19 crisis.
Charities can apply for a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000. To ensure this
funding is distributed equitability, a minimum of 25% of the grant will be awarded to
charities led by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
Application deadline: 11/09/2020

Rosa Covid 19 Response Fund

Rosa funds grassroots women’s organisations to help make the UK a fairer and 

safer place for women. Rosa’s Covid 19 Response Fund will provide up to £10K for
specialist women’s organisations across the UK.

Rosa priorities applications from women’s organisations that:

  • Address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out the most
  • Operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund

In September a new Government fund of £40m aimed at restoring nature and 

tackling climate change will open for applications. The fund is being managed by
National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The aim of the fund is to support projects that are ready to deliver and focus on
nature restoration, nature-based solutions and engagement with nature. In addition
projects will be expected to support and create a range of jobs in the sector to help
sustain and build capacity whilst delivering against the goals of the Governments 25
year Environmental Plan.

The fund will be open to applications from

  • Environmental charities​
  • Partnerships involving at least one environmental charity.
Grants will be available from £50K upto £50M and will cover capital and revenue
costs. Priority will be given to projects that are fully planned and ready to start
delivery this financial year and complete by March 2022.

Details of the application process will be released by National Lottery Heritage Fund
in September.

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